ActiveState ActivePython 3.9
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Author: Tim Mangan
Date: October 24, 2022

Repackaging tips and silent install information for ActiveState ActivePython 3.9. This App Tip provides comprehensive details for conducting a silent installation of ActivePython. It includes additional insights, such as user environment specifics, extra installation parameters, and repackaging tips.

About

ActivePython is a software package consisting of the Python (programming language) implementation CPython and a set of extensions packaged to facilitate installation. As of 2006, it ran on Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Solaris, AIX, and HP-UX platforms. ActivePython for Windows includes the PyWin32 extensions for programming with the Win32 API. It also includes the integrated development environment IDLE, although this requires manual setup.

General Information

Vendor Information

ActiveState

Application Name

ActivePython

Application Version

3.9

Download Link

https://www.activestate.com/products/python/

License Needed

No

Vendor Install

Installation Type

Setup.exe

Architecture

x64

Description

Application Configuration/Settings

Registry

File

AD/GPO

AAD/GPO

User Environment Data

Registry

File

Other

Infrastructure Dependencies

Description

ODBC

Connection Name

Driver

Parameters

Setup.exe parameters

MSI Public Properties

Installation Commands

Silent Install Command

Silent Uninstall Command

Repackaging Score

MSI

Unknown

MSIX

Unknown
PsfLauncher is required for some of the shortcuts. The FRF is needed for the developer to configure their environment. The issues seem to come from the Microsoft MSIX Packaging Tool, so perhaps repackaging using a different vendor might help. It might be necessary to force the install to Program Files, however this was not attempted.

App-V

Full Functional
VFS Write option is needed. Using TMEdit to fix Shortnames is recommended; testing without this did not show any issues with the app, but the amount of testing was insuficient to rule out needing the change.

ThinApp

Unknown

Citrix App Layer

Unknown

VMWare App Volumes

Unknown

Other

Unknown

Repackaging Tips

  • The product does not currently have an autoupdater built in.
  • The product does not have any configuration settings needed as the developer will set up their environment post-installation.
  • The application installs with four shortcuts. One is to a cmd prompt, one is to the python.exe interactive shell, the other two are cmd/bat files.
  • The install includes an AppPaths registration and change to the Path environment variable.
  • The installed app does not use AppData local or roaming folders, however the runtime will use the temp folder for temporary storage.

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